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'm having some mental health issues. i think it still has a stigma attached. >> a lot of it comes -- a big stigma and taboo when it comes to immigrant communities and they cannot be self sustaining. and that's -- for example, the highest suicide rates among teens in new york, 50% of latina young women have tried suicide. much more for the mothers. there is a problem. how do you commu cross-culturally that there are services available? >> big issue. >> big issue. it is an issue that involves countries that are wealthy. very much countries that are wealthy and our ability to deal with this mental health issue as part of our healthcare system is a big challenge and as we redo the healthcare plan, hopefully we will be able to do something more about mental health coverage. >> behind the headlines: paying the poor to end poverty. brazil and mexico are using a controversial strategy that is turning heads around the world. in an effort to close the economic gap, they are paying poverty-stricken citizens. to the contrary examines how the program operates and whether it can work here in the united
it would have made a big difference in my household. frankly, i don't think 10% is a bad number. i think you get the number too high, and you end up putting too much of your grade on filling out forms at home where you might or might not have gotten help with it. as opposed to measuring what you have actually learned or what your participation level is. so, i -- i'm not convinced that grading homework really should be a huge part of your grade. >> but do you think homework is part of learning for sdents. >> sure. >> it seems like there's an hour in the classroom and there should be a couple of hours after the classroom as well. >> then you run into problems where kids in middle school have six or seven different teachers, and if each teacher gives a half hour of homework, at night, you have got kids with three-and-a-half hours of homework after they get home from school and do their chores. which really is unreasonable. you have eliminated childhood at that point. >> there is no one-size-fits-all formula. as one of the arguments that has been brought up in favor of this policy, there are
subsidies but not about the big areas of the federal budget that actually can stand some significant cuts that are protecting the interests ofte those who need to be protected in this society.cof t>> >> social security is broke because the social securityroke system is broke. if you ask anyone under 40, i'd say even under 50 years old now they're not depending on socialo security for their retirement. they're already making their owf plans. let's go ahead and address nowts these structural problems because frankly the public is already aware that they can't rely on social security. fix the structural programs now and give us the freedom to maker our own choices. >> i just can't let that go by.f the viewers of this program really need to know social security is not broke. in fact it's currently running s $2.3 trillion surplus. this created in 1980 because people knew there was a babyrean boom generation that was going to retire. in fact, we have a surplus in social security that's just for the next 20-some odd years, and if you simply scrap the cap a of lot of people also don't know t tha
with the programs $10 makes a big difference in pakistan and haiti. and i think it's bringing more attention to these topics that we would not normally. >> cokie raises an interesting point the way ads work is more and more you look at people who look just like us and look just as ugly and as bad as we do. and somehow we are supposed to identify with these people. but the fact is that there is a celebrity fever in this country. and maybe there always has been so the whole notion that i am doing the same thing as somebody famous appeals to people. never has appealed to me. but if it gets people --. >> because are you for the underdog. >> true. >> i think it's fantastic because it raises awareness on these issues. very few of us i have been privileged to travel around the world and go to ethiopia and address the issues but few of us get a chance to do that and everyone can participate and it brings awareness and knowledge. >> it is a great way to end the program is to have everyone participate with awareness and knowledge and that's it for this edition of "to the contrary." next week, paying t
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